Health Dept Case Manager

Department:Health Department
Division:Based on assignment
Open Date:May 30, 2020
Salary Range:$20.22 to $27.23 / hour Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Number of Openings:Up to 20
Employment Type:(COVID grant) Full Time Merit Exempt and Part-time positions available

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations through December 2020.  Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period. These positions require extended hours and may require working weekends/holidays.

Full Time positions are Benefits Eligible!

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Basic Life, Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance

401(k) with 4% matching contribution

Vacation and sick leave

Preference for fluency in Spanish and English (fluency defined as proficiency level in both languages as evidenced by the ability to verbally interpret from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English, as well as the ability to translate written documents from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English).

Job Description

General Purpose

Based on assignment

 

Senior Services Case Managers: reach out to all high-risk people living at home who may need, but do not have help meeting basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly those older adults living within identified areas of deprivation. Assist with gathering information, provide assistance, and referrals, case management, options for counseling, in-home assessments, care planning, and caregiver support. Includes home visits.

 

Healthcare Teams: performs case management work in support of Healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Schedules appointments with elderly clients and their family members to determine eligibility for services offered within the Home and Community Based Alternatives Program, Family Care- Giver Support Program, or Medicaid Aging Waiver Program. Completes a functional and social assessment on each client; determines cost of services; develops written care plans for services for those eligible; authorizes service delivery; makes referrals to community resources; arranges for the delivery of appropriate services to maintain clients at home. Performs in-home client visits in various settings, including homes and apartments. Completes regular follow-up clients evaluations; revises care plans as needed and acts as a liaison and advocate for clients. Maintains records on types of services being utilized; documents client contacts; tracks service units on all clients/programs; compiles reports; prepares monthly billings; operates within defined budgets for the Alternatives and Family Care-Giver Support Programs and Medicaid Aging Waiver program. Coordinates with other agencies such as Protective Services and Mental Health to aid clients; prepares and processes paperwork and reports; facilitates client placement in residential living, adult foster care, or care in the home of a relative. Arranges special projects as assigned by supervisor to prevent premature institutionalization of client, using community organization technique to strengthen volunteer resources and awareness of existing community resources. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

Case Manager I: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor degree in social work, gerontology, or a related field. 

Case Manager II: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, gerontology, or a closely related field, plus two (2) years of full-time related work experience. A Master’s Degree in social work, gerontology, or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

Preference for related experience in gerontology or senior services or in public health.

Special Qualifications

Must possess a valid Social Service Worker license from the State of Utah Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing. Must pass a criminal history background investigation.

Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: social casework principles and methods; community resources, funding sources; accounting concepts. Skill in using all applicable computer hardware and software. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Ability to: effectively assess and identify needed services; develop effective care plans and make appropriate referrals for other services; perform in-home visits; navigate terrain, stairs, and inclement weather conditions; relate well with senior citizens and their families; monitor expenditures and operate within a defined budget; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, clients, other agencies, and the public.
Important Information

Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Copies of official college transcripts, copy of valid Social Service Worker license in the State of Utah, current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and proof of auto insurance required.

Positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations through December 2020.  Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period.

These positions require extended hours and may require working weekends/holidays.

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